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echidna


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Echidna  \E*chid"na\,  n.  [L.,  a  viper,  adder,  Gr  ?.] 
  1.  (Gr.  Myth.)  A  monster,  half  maid  and  half  serpent. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  {Monotremata}  found  in  Australia, 
  Tasmania,  and  New  Guinea.  They  are  toothless  and  covered 
  with  spines;  --  called  also  {porcupine  ant-eater},  and 
  {Australian  ant-eater}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  echidna 
  n  1:  New  Guinea  echidnas  [syn:  {spiny  anteater},  {anteater}] 
  2:  burrowing  spine-covered  monotreme  of  Australia  having  a  long 
  snout  and  claws  for  hunting  ants  and  termites  [syn:  {spiny 
  anteater},  {anteater}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  Echidna 
 
  {Constraint  logic  programming}  embedded  in  an 
  {object-oriented}  language.  The  {syntax}  is  an  extension  of 
  {Edinburgh  Prolog}. 
 
  ["Hierarchical  Arc  Consistency  Applied  to  Numeric  Processing 
  in  Constraint  Logic  Programming",  G.  Sidebottom  et  al 
  TR-91-06,  CSS-IS,  Simon  Fraser  U,  and  Comp  Intell  8(4) 
  (1992)]. 
 
  {(ftp://cs.sfu.edu/pub/ecl/papers)} 
 
  E-mail:  . 
 
  (1994-12-08) 
 
 




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